I’ve Got A Stat For You journals the authors ups and downs of battling and managing his autism and achieving the goals he set for himself. When the doctor diagnosed him at the age of four they told his mother that he would probably be institutionalised. She was not going to let that happen and set out to prove the doctor wrong. As any good mother would she set out to give her son the best life possible.
I’ve Got A Stat For You is an honest account of this young man’s journey from being raised in a single parent home, bullying and just the general lack of understanding from the people and kids around him. Andrew overcomes all of this and emerges from this childhood to win a Welsh National Young Volunteer Award. He gives speeches to raise awareness and has secured the job he always dreamed off as a statistician at Manchester United Television.
This book is a true testament to determination and if you work hard enough and believe in yourself with the help of your family, you CAN do it. Andrew is a well accomplished and successful man that has loads of friends and works with the public to raise awareness of Autism. I really like that he has a connection with dogs. I own two deaf white boxers and they are my safe and calm place.
If you have anyone in your family or close knit circle of friends that has autism, you learn so much more by reading something that is written by someone with autism than about them. This is a very well written book and has helped me understand more than I ever thought I could. A very good read and I highly recommend it.